My husband and I would like to visit Austria as part of a trip to Europe in early April. We will be arriving in Austria via train from Frankfurt. To begin our planning:
1. Where in Austria should we concentrate our visit? We love the outdoors, lakes, small quaint villages more than big cities. I've seen pictures of Hallstat (sp?) and it looks amazingly beautiful, but I'm a bit confused about how to get there - is there a train that gets us close and then we take the ferry over? Should we spend all our time in that area?
2. Any other suggestions for must-see or must-do places?
3. We will be leaving Austria after 2-3 days and heading to Switzerland so I'm not sure if that's something to consider as far as train travel, train stations and routes. (we hope to do most of our travel by train, but could rent a car if necessary).
We're just starting to plan so any input would be appreciated - thank you!